Conveyor and Truck Routes Map for Longview Power
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Although Longview said coal would be conveyored from an adjacent mine and no coal would be trucked to the power plant, it turns out that coal will be brought in from Pennsylvania on a 4-mile-long conveyor, as well as trucked in, according to a map dated February 2, 2004 submitted to the WV Public Service Commission by Longview. Two coal mines supplying the proposed plant are located in West Virginia near the proposed Longview location, and three mines are located in Pennsylvania some distance from the proposed Longview power station.
Longview and Mr. Laurita have stated that 150 coal-mining jobs will be created. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s budget message of Feb 3, 2004 referenced the mine-water treatment system at the Shannopin Mine in Greene County and said, “Treating this water also permits us to open a shut down mine keeping 115 Pennsylvania coal miners working and opening the possibility of even more jobs." Does this mean that only 35 mining jobs will be from West Virginia?
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